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optimism. >> no way! reporter: but nick vujicic's journey through life has been anything but easy. >> in my heart i wanted to be like everyone else. >> reporter: all he ever wanted was to be able to keep up. >> other than the bits and pieces missing you were perfectly normal. >> i was a healthy baby boy. reporter: no arms, no legs. no problem he says. his remarkable story ahead on sunday morning. >> osgood: the human achievement of a very different sort is a much-talked about tv reality show star for real. like it or not she does have a knack for staying in the public eye, as tracy smith will demonstrate. >> makes you want to bring... reporter: bethenny frankel has built an empire on everything from liquor to lingerie. letting tv cameras in on just about everything. >> it was the best decision i
ever made in my life. >> reporter: that was the best decision you ever made in your life being on real housewives. we'll have the skinny on bethenny frankel. >> this is where the magic happens. >> reporter: later on sunday morning. >> osgood: scarlett johansson is a hollywood star now in the broadway spotlight performing one of the theater's classic roles. she'll be talking about that and other things this morning with anthony mason. >> would you like to know who it was? >> reporter: scarlett johansson said it's one of her most challenging roles playing maggie in tennessee williams' play "cat on a hot tin roof." the actress sits down for a rare interview to talk about going back to broadway, playing the black widow, and the nickname she hates. does anybody call you scar-jo at home? >> no. hopefully it will go away sometime. >> reporter: scarlett johansson, ahead on sunday morning. >> osgood: as the nfl season approaches its big super bowl finale, those who don't follow
the game might ask for a timeout for an explanation. fortunately for them, our bill geist will be here to help. >> reporter: friends do you find that people at this time of year always treat you like you're invisible or some sort of space alien just because you don't know football? >> this is our goal line. we have four downs right? >> reporter: attend a free crash course for football dummies later on sunday morning. >> we can either run it or pass it for two. >> reporter: you'll be amazed at the results. so will your family, friends and coworkers. >> this is called a helmet. and the helmet fits on your head. >> osgood: rit a braver looks at the past and future of exploration by "national geographic." steve hartman shows us snow flakes that comfort and heel. faith salie struggles to create the perfect computer password and more. but first here are the headlines for this sunday morning the 13th of january 2013. today is the first anniversary of the giant cruise ship cost a
concordia going aground off the rocks off tuscany. there was a mass and moments of silence for the 32 people who died. contractors trying to free the capsized ship said they need more time and more money to complete the job safely. france has raised its domestic terrorism alert level after taking military action in two african nations. french forces are backing soldiers trying to repel islamist offensive in mali. and in somalia french commandos tried but failed to rescue an intelligent agent held hostage for three years now. bicyclist lance armstrong sits down for an interview with oprah winfrey tomorrow. there are reports that he's ready to admit to charges of doping which he denied up to now and that he will apologize. eugene patterson the pulitzer prize winning former editor of the atlantic constitution died last night at his home in florida. patterson was a legendary newspaper man. he wrote about the civil rights
movement at a time when many southern newspapers avoided dealing with it. later he served as managing editor of the "washington post" and played a key role in the publication of the pentagon papers. one of his last projects, an attempt to cut thousands of words from the king james bible in hopes of making biblical stories a little easier for the average person to follow. eugene patterson was 89 years old. last night, mallory hagan a 23-year-old from brooklyn, new york, won the title miss america. she wins a $50,000 college scholarship and wears the crown for a year. the hollywood foreign press association hands out its golden globes tonight. the ceremony sets the stage for the academy awards on february 24. in the nfl play-offs last night quarterback collin capnick led the san francisco 49'ers to a convincing 45-31 win over the green bay packers. the play-offs continue this afternoon with atlanta hosting
seattle followed by houston at new england. here on cbs. thousands took part in seattle's snow day yesterday. participants earned a spot in the guiness book of records for the world's largest snowball fight, dethroning the current champion south korea. now for today's forecast, mild and wet in the east. cold in the plains and beyond. the week ahead will bring with it more typical january weather. next, who watches the border watchers? >> ultimately they want you to look like a fool. >> osgood: later the real story of real housewife bethenny
@? >> osgood: when it comes to securing our southern border, at least a few border agents have been stepping over the line ethically speaking. we've seen some americans living near the border feeling not very secure. sharyl attkisson now with our cover story along the border between arizona and mexico. >> reporter: john lab owns 14,000 wild acres in southern arizona, straight up against the mexican border. it's land that's become extremely valuable for something besides ranching. >> come on. reporter: for mexico's illegal immigrants and drug cartels, it's a golden pathway into the u.s. >> the easy part of getting
across here is you've got three miles to walk. that's it. you get picked up at the highway. you're gone. >> reporter: five generations of his family have lived here. the family journeyed west over gritty trails in covered wagons in 1894. more than a century later he watches from his kitchen window as new immigrants, the illegal kind regularly march across his land. oddly undeterred by the border fence, government surveillance cameras and border agents patrolling the property. how many illegal immigrants do you estimate have crossed your property? >> i'd say about a half million people have been caught on the ranch. >> reporter: that's the size of a city. >> that's right. that's what's been caught. that's not what's got through. >> reporter: the past few years the sheer number of mexicans and those of other nationalities caught on his property is down,
but he says there's more illegal traffic coming in trucks filled with drugs. >> i'm going to take you to where they cut the wall three different times since february. they set ramps up on top here. a ramp going into mexico. have a ramp coming into here. they drive the loaded truck over the ramp. get them in. come up and cut all my fences going to the highway. >> reporter: this recent video from yuma, arizona shows how they do it. the vehicle got stuck with its front end in the u.s. and its tail in mexico. the passengers ran south. >> the south side is all controlled by the cartel. and the cartel has evolved to where they know what they're doing. there's a lot money at stake. border patrol is still doing the same thing deterring and chasing and, you know, we're not deterring anything. we're not doing very well chasing them.
>> reporter: ladd has come up with an astonishing theory as to where the battle seems so few tile. he believes some of the federal agents entrusted with policing the border are on the take, working with mexico's drug cartels. >> there's a lot of people in a lot of positions that can be tempts. i don't think the general public knows how much money is involved with the people trade and the drug trade. and the bribe money to allow it to come into the u.s. is astronomical. >> reporter: more than 40,000 u.s. customs and border protection agented guard the nation's borders. and the vast majority are honest. but drug cartels are working harder than ever to infiltrate their ranks. >> they're using cold war style tactics: money sex drugs to convince officers to work with them and to help get their products and their people across the border. >> reporter: special agent terry
reed is part of the f.b.i.'s ever-expanding operation working to root out corruption. >> in 2007, there were only six border corruption task forces. today there are 24. >> reporter: one of reed's areas of responsibility is in california at the u.s.-mexico border, the largest land port of entry in the world. it processes 110,000 people a day. >> just a couple weeks ago we arrested someone here at the port of entry. >> reporter: an officer on corruption charges? >> that's right. reporter: there have been more than just a few bad apples. a new report from the department of homeland security's inspector general lists 358 convictions of customs and border protection employees and their associates since 2004. complaints of misconduct are up by 77%. >> this is our border corruption task force wall of shame. >> reporter: the case of officer
michael gilliland is notorious. >> he was a very senior agent. he taught all the new people at the port. but he was also passing loads many loads of undocumented illegal aliens through the border. >> reporter: that's him allegedly carrying a cash pay-off in a bag. he pled guilty to taking $120,000 in bribes to let in hundreds of illegal immigrants. there's also agent michael gonzales captured by a police camera loading pot into his vehicle. agent marcos manzanos jr. caught harboring illegal ill immigrants in his family's house and this officer is walking to his inspection booth. turns out the f.b.i. had gotten a tip and was watching him off duty and on the job. pay special attention to this white minivan he waves on through. >> inside the van are 18 undocumented people, all of them paying upwards of $5,000-$8,000
per person to a smuggling organization for passage into the united states. >> reporter: what's the officer's cut in something like that? >> we know from interviews that he was making $2,000 per person. >> reporter: for that load of 18 illegal immigrants, $36,000. into his pocket. >> that's right. that's a substantial sum of money for somebody who had only been on the job a few weeks and was probably making somewhere around $60,000 a year. >> reporter: a search of his home uncovered $175,000 in cash. customs and border protection officials say they are taking steps to expose and prevent corruption. the agency recently began requiring lie detector tests but only once upon hiring. christopher mastin oversees all u.s. ports of entry for the agency which employs more than 60,000 people. is it a hard job to think that everyone who is hired here has
to be beyond corruption, that if $10,000 is basically waved in front of their face they'll be able to say no. >> i have to be focused like a laser beam on that vulnerability. it's their dream to have somebody on the inside working for them. it's my responsibility to make sure that that doesn't happen. >> reporter: but investigators say what worries them even more is the serious threat to national security. the fear that terrorists could slip in. a new congressional report finds mexican cartels are developing growing collaborations with terrorist organizations linked to iran and hezbollah. from 2006 to 2011 along the southwest border the border patrol apprehended 1,918 illegal immigrants from 35 countries designated as states that could harm the u.s. with terrorism. which makes this taped confession all the more chilling chilling. the corrupt officer admits
helping smuggle in 100 people. >> the problem is that because no inspection is taking place they really have no way of knowing what's in the vehicles. they don't know who they're letting into the country. that unknown is what scares us all. >> 16 or 17 different types of nationalities have been caught on the ranch that i know about. why do you want to think something could even happen bad. >> reporter: on john lab's ranch, the steady stream continues. he worries not only about the cost to his bottom line but more importantly to his way of life. >> you lock your doors at night. you got guns laying around. you got guns in the truck. you worry about your mother, your dad your wife. you want to live like that? i'm a rancher. i don't want to live like that. but it's every day.
it costs a lot of money wear and tear. stress. i'm getting to the point i don't have any confidence in our government our system or anybody trying to enforce the border. ♪ come on, baby ♪ let's do the twist ♪ >> osgood: coming up, let's twist again. d 5,000 data samples per second. which is good for business. because planes use less fuel, spend less time on the ground and more time in the air. suddenly, faraway places don't seem so...far away. ♪ ♪ doing laundry is classic problem solving. kids make stains i use tide boost to super charge our detergent. boom. clothes look amazing and daddy's a hero. daddy, can we play ponies? right after we do foldies.
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sunday morning almanac. ♪ come on, baby, let's do the twist ♪ >> osgood: january 13, 1962, 51 years ago today. the day hit parade lightning struck twice. for that was the day chubby checkers' version of the twist hit number one again. more than a year after it hit number one the first time back in late 1960. ♪ come on, baby ♪ let's do the twist ♪ >> osgood: though originally recorded by hank ballard in 1959, it was checkers' 1960 cover that got the air play, not to mention exposure on dick clark's american band stand. >> hottest dance sensation in the last four years. a thing called the twist. ladies and gentlemen, here's chubby checkers. ♪ come on, baby, let's do the twist ♪ ♪ round and round and round ♪ >> osgood: to the alarm of many parents, the twist gyrated to the top of the charts.
>> 9 10, 11, 12, twist around the clock. >> osgood: inspiring movies and follow-up songs and putting a new york nightclub called the pepper mint lounge on the map. >> to the regulars of the pepper mint the twist is not news. then society discovered it. almost overnight the rolls royce set began to mingle with the motorcycle set. ♪ you should see my little twist ♪ >> osgood: by early 1962 chubby checkers' twist was topping the charts once more. soon it seemed that everyone was doing it. with the apparent exception of former president dwight d. eisenhower. >> i have no objection to the twist as such. but it does represent some kind of change in our standards. what has happened to our concepts of beauty and decency and morality? >> osgood: chubby checker himself has always had a somewhat different explanation for the success of the twist. >> you didn't have to be a great
dancer to do the twist. all you needed was to do the steps, a little imagination and you were home. >> osgood: many another dance craze has come and gone over the last half century. but chubby checker remains to this day the greatest champion of the twist. ♪ round and round and round ♪ >> osgood: just ahead... inside this tiny crimson drop is the greatest history book ever written. >> osgood: "national geographic"'s next frontier. we're sitting on a bunch of shale gas. there's natural gas under my town. it's a game changer. ♪ ♪ it means cleaner, cheaper american-made energy. but we've got to be careful how we get it. design the wells to be safe. thousands of jobs. use the most advanced technology to protect our water. billions in the economy.
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ó >> osgood: the explorers and photographers of the "national geographic" society have been seeking out new frontiers for one and a quarter centuries now. they're still just getting started. here's rit a braver. >> reporter: on the vast plains of mongolia, albert yu min lynn is in search of something that has been sought for centuries: a lost tomb of legendary conqueror good evening it chawn. >> a needle in a haystack. there are places across the entire plain that have never been walked on for 800 years. now we can go to any place in the planet. >> reporter: but he has tools that have never been able to explorers who came before him. >> people tagged it. they said go there.
>> reporter: for example, to decide where to look for the tomb, he's using a new social media technique known as cloud sourcing. so lin posts detailed satellite imagery online and lets armchair archeologists suggest where something man made may be hidden. >> it might sound a little bit ridiculous to ask somebody who has never studied mongolian archeology to look for this, but the plain truth is we have no idea what that tomb would look like anyway. we're just using human intuition to look for this. >> reporter: once you've selected a place then what happens? >> we ride out there on horseback, we start scanning and surveying these things and seeing what they really are. >> reporter: in fact the mongolian government does not allow digging at archeological sites. >> this is the data that just came in today. >> reporter: but lin uses cutting-edge technology like ground-penetrating radar. and small remote-controlled aircraft to survey selected areas. and he analyzes the imagery in a
3-d environment in his futuristic lab on the campus of the university of california san diego. >> sensing something man made right around that region. >> reporter: and albert lin is just one in a long line of explorers whose work is funded by "national geographic." >> people think of this as either a magazine or as a television channel. that yellow border that everyone is so familiar with. but really exploration is what it's always defined our heart. >> reporter: and terry garcia, who oversees geographic's current exploration programs says it all began when founders, including inventor alexander graham bell, started the "national geographic" society 125 years ago today. >> here we have one of the finest of early american sculptures. >> we have funded more than
10,000 scientific research projects and expeditions. >> reporter: more than 10,000! we celebrated the 10,000th about a year-and-a-half ago. this is a classic photograph of hiram bingham who in 1912 discovered or we like to say rediscovered machu pichu. >> reporter: it wasn't just that amazing inca settlement in peru. >> jacks cousteau received funding. jane goodell received her start from "national geographic." we provide funding for risky projects for risky expeditions where success isn't guaranteed because that's the nature of exploration. >> reporter: though it's tempting to romanticize those expeditions of the past garcia believes the future holds even more excitement. >> in fact, i believe that the 21st century is going to be the greatest age of exploration in the history of mankind.
new technology is giving us the keys, the keys that we need to unlock doors that at least had seemed to be permanently closed to us in the past. >> reporter: case in point: what may be one of "national geographic"'s most ambitious projects yet. using modern dna techniques to map out the diaspora of the human race from its origins in east africa. >> just imagine traveling around the globe and he encounter all of these cultures and far flung places speaking different languages, people who look slightly different from each other. how did all those patterns arise? >> reporter: to find out spencer wales is taking samples of dna from populations all over the world. looking for clues as to where and when our ancestors traveled. and how can you tell that at all from sampling dna? >> so we study what are known as genetic markers. these are tiny little changes random changes that occur in
your dna sequence as it's being passed on through the generations. if you share one of these random changes with another person somewhere else in the world it means you share an ancestor. >> reporter: after sending a small sample of my dna to the laboratory, wales was able to tell me some things i didn't know about my own history. >> what we found is that everybody in the world can be broken down into nine components. ancestral source populations mix together to create the modern mixes we see in the world around us. so your mix is 57% european or mediterranean, rather. 23% southwest asian. 18% northern european. 2% northeast asian. you've got 2% east asian in you. >> who knew? reporter: his data bank of dna is growing by the day. in some cases he and his team go out to take samples. but many curious folks pay a $200 fee to have dna analyzed
and learn about their families' genetic histories. >> you know, for a lot of people when they think about "national geographic," this is not what they think geographic does. >> well, it is very much, you know, geographic in nature. we're studying gene geography but we're studying it so we can understand something more about human history. that's really our goal here. that's, you know, right in line with things that "national geographic" has been doing for over a century which is using the latest technology to do that. it's pushing us into the future of exploration on that front. >> osgood: coming up... h, my god! sgood: we get real with real housewife bethenny frankel. and share in the remarkable journey of nick vujicic. >> i really forget that i have
real? we sent tracy smith to find out. >> reporter: for bethenny frankel, this is reality. in her new york city apartment. >> go ahead. reporter: headquarters for her skinny girl product empire, business rarely goes on without motherhood getting in the way. >> so cute. every phone call has this in the background. while i'm usually holding her. i know, hi. yeah, sorry. i have a daughter. yes, we're doing that deal. >> reporter: thanks to reality tv two-year-old bryn is comfortable with cameras and quickly learning how to make deals of her own. >> what flavor, blueberry or coconut? >> reporter: she need not worry. the nutrition bars are just crumbs compared to the rest of the businesses from booze to books, skin care to underwear skinny girl products are huge.
>> i want it to be a true reflection of me saying to my girlfriend here, try this. you'll like it. you'll want to wear this. you'll want to eat this, drink this, because i like it. >> reporter: the girlfriend factor is key. frankel has fans including more than a million twitter followers who all see her as their very own best friend forever as we found out at a fashion show for her shape wear line this fall. >> i love on her reality show just how honest she is. she seemed like a real girl. >> reporter: her first reality tv appearance was back in 2005 when she tried for a job as martha stewart's apprentice. >> i really want to work for martha stewart. >> you better be able to find some glimmer of hope or speckle of gold because ultimately they want you to look like a fool. >> there's no one that wants to be here more than i do. >> reporter: what was your glimmer of hope? >> i wanted to try for the money. >> reporter: frankel didn't win but she didn't exactly lose either.
>> i will stop at nothing. i will be a huge success. >> reporter: three years later she was asked to be part of the cast of a new reality show. the real housewives of new york city. frankel was a single girl struggling to make it as an entrepreneur. hardly a housewife. but she sure was real. >> oh, my god. you're making me sick. >> that's the best decision i ever made in my life. >> reporter: that was the best decision you ever made in your life, being on real housewives. >> yeah, definitely. people were writing me letters saying i relate to you. i realize i'm just being honest about who i am. and so that was a turning point. >> reporter: that maybe the product was secondary to... >> people were connecting with me not really what i was doing. >> reporter: it was while she was on housewives that frankel disstilled her multimillion dollar idea. >> skinny girls marguerita. fresh lime juice. and a little splash of triple sec. >> reporter: fans were as curious about the recipe as they were about the housewives. so in 2009 frankel started bottling the concoction. and in march of 2011, she sold
the skinny girl liquor brand to beam global. >> amazing. just makes you want to bring it... it's seen use. >> reporter: she retained the skinny girl name for other products and made millions and millions of dollars off the deal. enough to buy the $5 million apartment where she lives and runs her business. >> people always want to know what's in my fridge. >> reporter: it has four bedrooms and two refrigerators one stocked with vegetarian food. the other with skinny girl beverages. >> tangerine vodka. coconut vodka. some california white. skinny girl red. >> reporter: until recently she shared the apartment with husband jason hoppy whom she's now divorcing. more on that later. >> you have your own kitchen like i have my own kitchen. >> reporter: despite her marriage issues frankel tries to make life as perfect as possible for her daughter. >> you get a chance to do childhood all over again for them. >> reporter: which for you since you had kind of a different childhood. >> it's nice. reporter: bethenny frankel herself a child of divorce
describes her own early years as less than ideal i can. >> i remember the racetrack. reporter: her stepfather trained racehorses. frankel says she started working at a track when she was just seven years old. money came and went. >> you had a lot. you had nothing. you had a limosine. then you were broke. my stepfather would come and i would crack open my piggy bank to give him just what i had. yeah definitely will mess you up about money. >> reporter: they fought a lot step dad and mom? >> very, very tumultuous. very violent. yes. >> reporter: like throwing things? >> like domestic violence. reporter: and you were a witness to that? did they try to shield you from that? >> no, i was a witness to that. i remember. no yes. they would kind of want me to know what was going on. it was definitely not stable. >> reporter: frankel keeps in touch with her stepfather but hasn't spoken to her mother in years. do you see bits of her in you? >> i see some bits of me in her which does scare me. i don't think about it that often but i do see some bits.
>> reporter: like? i'm kind of a strong personality. and i can you know, sting. >> you're insane. reporter: but that strong personality has served her well. her stint on housewives was such a rating success that she was given her own shows. bethenny getting married and bethenny ever after. the cameras captured bethenny doing everything from relieving her shelf in a champagne bucket to giving birth to bickering with her new husband. >> nothing nothing. i don't want the attention. leave me alone. >> it wasn't yeah let's just do everything and be happy about it. it's not like that. >> reporter: is there a moment you can take back. >> i wouldn't take anything back. i wouldn't do that. >> reporter: you were very open about troubles in your marriage. >> you can't say to the audience, oh, i'm a fairy princess. i was just whisked off into the night on a horse. i chose to share the highs so i had to choose to share the lows. i'm very inappropriate and i
cannot help this. >> reporter: the show ended last spring. their marriage ended last month. they announced they're divorcing shortly after our interview. she talked about it to ellen degeneres on her show earlier this week. >> i feel like a failure. i really put it out there. i wanted the fairy tale. i thought i had it. >> reporter: the topic will no doubt come up on her new talk show bethenny. it's produced by ellen degeneres' company and launches later this year. she may feel like a failure in some things but bethenny frankel hasn't lost faith in her number one product. >> i'm doing me. you can't try to be somebody else or try to not be somebody else. you just do what you do. you hope that everyone likes it. >> osgood: up next, what was that password?
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right now the word is password. some thoughts on that from faith salie. >> remember when passwords were fun. >> nine points, woody. bearded. >> reporter: beat nick. if that password is easier to remember than your 17 other ones join the club. but in order to join the club you must choose a password that's between 6 and 8 characters if length and must contain a number and a capital letter and a punctuation mark. we have passwords for our computers, emails smart phones, banking, online shopping, wireless connection, frequent flyer acts, e-readers. each is supposed to be unique for our own security but since it's impossible to remember every single one it sometimes feels like the only person from whom your passwords are keeping you safe is you. creating a strong password nowadays can make you feel very vulnerable. that's a lot of judging going on.
there are many suggestions for creating a hacker-evading password like replacing vowels with numbers or you can abbreviate expression s so that the early bird gets the worm becomes something crazy. passwords are passe and the new black. make that capital b little l at sign parentheses k. passwords are security theater. like taking off your shoes at the airport. they just make us feel secure. they also make us feel like we're losing our minds especially when you forget your pass password. those security questions feel like a therapy session. name the street you lived on as a child. well, what if your parents were divorced with joint custody. are you faced in middle age with choosing your dad's home over your mom's. what was your childhood nickname? i'm still recovering from body issues. it may all lead to a profound
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it's something that i can compete in. i'm a very competitive person. >> reporter: it's impossible not to think when you first meet nick vujicic just how much he's missing. >> i feel good today. reporter: yeah? yeah, i feel lucky. reporter: spend a bit more time and you realize how much he really has. >> no way! that was awesome! >> reporter: do you see yourself as a disabled person? >> no. reporter: you don't? i don't see myself as a disabled person at all. i really forget that i have no arms and no legs sometimes. >> are you ready? i think. reporter: just watching what he can do without arms and legs it's easy for everyone to forget. >> i embraced having what i had.
and what i mean is really being thankful for what i do have instead of being angry with what i don't have. >> in my travels i've had some very funny experiences. >> reporter: it's a message nick vujicic now takes to millions around the world as a motivational speaker and evangelist. >> kids would come up to me. and say, "what happened?" and i'd say cigarettes. >> reporter: he draws sell-out crowds. in his second book unstoppable just made the "new york times" best seller list. at age 30 he's busier than he's ever been. if you think typing 60 words a minute or making his own breakfast is a big deal that is only the half of it. whether it's sky diving or surfing the waves off ouahu
nick vujicic has found a way around almost every obstacle. he even restored this 1966 car despite the fact owe doesn't drive. yet. >> can you imagine if i ever get pulled over by a cop. >> reporter: (laughing). but despite his good-hearted nature life for nick has never been an easy ride. he was born in 1982 in melbourne australia to parents his mom a trained midwife took every precaution during the pregnancy. >> i didn't take coffee or tea. no no, i took nothing really just to be safe. and i got nick. >> reporter: during two separate ultrasounds, her doctor didn't detect any problems at all. >> nick was born with 6:35 in the morning. >> reporter: the day nick was
born was far different than anyone imagined. >> when nick was born i heard a little cry. the doctor just held the baby down so i wouldn't see it because he was shocked. everyone was shocked. dead silence in the room. >> what was crossing our mind was basically looking at him and wondering, you know, what future did this child really have? he's just going to be there like a vegetable, just sitting there. >> reporter: there was no medical explanation. just a name. an exceedingly rare condition. but nick was otherwise healthy. >> up until he started going to school, he didn't really understand that he was that different from everybody else. >> reporter: he learned to adapt riding a skateboard on his stomach, playing ball using his head. when he was six, he was given a state-of-the-art pair of prosthetic limbs to help but he had already adapted so well he learned he was actually better
off without them. you didn't feel... >> it didn't feel right. reporter: what did feel right was his special wheelchair. >> that lasted me, i think a good 15 years. >> reporter: it looks like it's been through a lot. like his current one the early versions were designed to lower him to the ground or raise him up to a counter top. but this latest model... >> here, watch this. reporter: ... can do far more than that. >> the only level up from that g-force is the blue angels. (laughing). >> reporter: but despite everything he did to engineer a life to keep up with everyone else the curious looks soon turnedturn turned to bullying. >> nearly everyday i would come home weeks straight crying: i don't want to go to school. there were some days i would hide myself in the gardens of school hoping no one would see me. it was very, very difficult. >> reporter: one day at age 10
the teasing got too much to bear. when nick's dad took him in for his bath nick asked to be left alone. >> so he put me and he shut the door. that was the last time i thought i would ever see my family. i said that's it. i can't do it. i'm done. >> reporter: nick slid beneath the water and rolled over. face down. >> couldn't do it. just physically i could but mentally it is scary. i saw in my mind, my mum and my dad and my brother crying at my grave if i actually went through with it. >> reporter: he grew into his loss. and he now invites the questions. especially from children and teens. his foundation "life without limbs" is an outreach to help those suffering from their own quiet troubles. >> do you want to give me a hug? reporter: what he relishes most of all are the hugs.
>> such a blessing. nice to meet you. >> reporter: people don't know how to shake my hand when they first see me so they're like what do i do? i'm like give me a hug. they realize that, okay, he looks different but he's still cool. maybe it's okay for me to be me too. >> how is everything going? good. we're getting the chairs out. >> reporter: we caught up with nick a few hours before a speaking appearance in california last month. >> to me speaking engagements it's not how many people come. it's about knowing that i've come here for one person at least. >> come on. reporter: little did he know that he joked with volunteers before the crowds even arrived that there would indeed be at least one person he would touch. it was nine-year-old leah sitting right in the front row. she had been diagnosed with c.p.
>> what's your name? leah. oh leah, give me a hug. reporter: he invited her back stage. >> lord jesus, i pray for leah. i thank you god. >> reporter: the meeting lastd just moments but for leah she told us it was better than meeting justin bieber. why was it better than justin bieber? >> does there have to be a reason? >> reporter: no, there doesn't. i think you pretty much said it all. >> and i want you to know that we are never alone. that god loves us. >> reporter: nick spoke for nearly two hours that night. but he was anxious to get back home to los angeles and for a good reason. he had someone waiting. his 25-year-old wife. they were married in santa barbara just before valentine's day last year. he even danced at the reception. but that's not the real
headline. this is. >> after we got married we fell pregnant. we were not planning that at all. >> reporter: you really weren't? we were not. we were planning on having kids two years into our marriage. >> reporter: were you worried? we weren't worried but we were definitely curious to see if he had ten fingers and ten toes. >> reporter: he does. everything that is supposed to be there is. the boy who always drew curious looks gets a different kind of attention these days. >> you're a real inspiration buddy. >> thank you very much. appreciate it. >> reporter: his books his speaking tours the you-tube videos have brought him fame, even a little fortune. but nick claims none of it for himself. he says he owes it all to his faith. >> i've seen the grace of god. i've seen him take even the most broken pieces of my life and
make it into something beautiful. and i think i went through that so i could share that story with the world as well because there are a lot of hurting people out there. >> this life is full of great things that we can experience if we just gave it a shot. >> osgood: snow flakes are in the forecast. >> literally an avalanche of snow. we are buried in mail. >> osgood: next.
the official weather bureau records don't show it. a small town in connecticut has been seeing a lot of snow of late, as requested. here's our steve hartman. >> reporter: don't let the bright blue sky fool you. this part of connecticut is getting blanketed in snow. it started last month when the connecticut parent-teachers' association asked for snow in a press release. the release, which went out to fellow p.t.a. members across the
country, requested hand made snow flakes for sandy hook to create a winter wonderland at the new school the kids moved into. two days later the p.t.a. got its first delivery. >> we were so excited we started and said let's take a picture of it. look at this. we have a box already. >> reporter: jim is the state association president. when did you start to realize what you had gotten yourself into? >> day two. and then day 3 and then day 4. >> reporter: this is astounding. we're now on day 27. the entire lobby is stuffed floor to ceiling. >> i just look around. the entire office cramped end to end. >> move a few here. literally an avalanche of snow. we are buried in mail. >> reporter: you're not even seeing the semi-loads, the post office has yet to deliver. >> this is our main processing center. we try to get anywhere between 10 and 12 volunteers. >> reporter: the snow flakes inside were crafted out of every conceivable media mostly by children who sat down at kitchen tables and school desks across the country and poured their hearts into this project. >> i mean, i feel like crying.
children just like us. >> reporter: and it's that empathy that desire so many kids had to help that the p.t.a. so vastly underestimated. originally they thought they would get a few boxes mostly from connecticut. but their map with pins is now more pins than map. it's spreading globally. >> czech republic. reporter: 50 countries and counting. are you getting ahead of it? >> no, i'm underwater with a straw right now breathing. >> reporter: the problem is for every one box they unpack, there's another dolly at the door. another delivery truck brimming. at this point even if they decorate every school in the district, which they planned to do, there will still be millions of snow flakes left over. jim and his staff may be shoveling out for months. do you regret doing it? >> i wouldn't change this for the world. that part i don't quite understand. because it's awesome. >> reporter: jim says in addition to the snow flakes, a lot of the boxes came with hand made sympathy cards.
some kids tried to be adult about it. but most just stuck to their innocence. a few donated their favorite football cards. others sent in their piggy bank money. just imagine that much love. multiplied this many times. >> oh, my gosh. reporter: who wouldn't want to be immersed in that? >> we'll be here until the last piece of mail is is opened. >> this is the offense. osgood: ahead, football for people who don't understand football. >> i like to be on the stage when there's nobody out there. >> osgood: but first actress scarlett johansson. can orencia help? [ woman ] i wanted to get up when i was ready, not my joints. [ female announcer ] could your "i want" become "i can"? talk to your doctor. orencia reduces many ra symptoms like pain, morning stiffness and progression of joint damage. it's helped new ra patients
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was part of a career transition for one of hollywood's greatest sex symbols. the next step will take scarlett johansson from the sound stage to the broadway stage. sometimes you wander around the theater to think. >> i like to be on the stage when there's nobody out there. >> reporter: for the next two-and-a-half months she'll be here at the richard rogers theater. >> it's a beautiful theater. you know, i don't really spend a lot of time in the house. i like to be up there. >> reporter: the 28-year-old actress is taking on one of theater's classic roles: maggie in tennessee williams' "cat on a hot tin roof." >> best looking man in the crowd tried to follow me upstairs. >> this play weighed on me even after i was committed to doing it. it weighed on me like a ball and chain. >> reporter: what attracted you to the part in the first place? >> i think that it was terrifyingly challenging. i didn't really know how to do
it. >> look, rick. your birthday present. the softest material i ever felt. >> reporter: but eager to move beyond the roles that made her a movie star, she has taken on the part of an ambitious southern bell trying to hold on to her decaying marriage. it's pretty intense. >> it is intense but it's liberating. >> reporter: scarlett johansson reportedly is earning $40,000 a week plus a percentage of the box office which means the show needs to sell a lot of tickets. >> the performance is sold out. it's like free tickets. >> reporter: even in previews, her name on the marquis has made "cat" one of the hottest tickets on broadway. your fame means that your name has been reduced to an acronymn
that everybody uses. >> it's terrible. it's so terrible. i hate that name. >> reporter: do you? it's so crazy. reporter: does anybody call you scar-jo at home? >> no, no. hopefully it will go away sometime. >> reporter: this is not johannesson's first appearance on broadway. >> i'm not a baby. i know a lot more than people think i know. >> reporter: in 2010, she won a tony award for her performance in arthur miller's "a view from the bridge." i read that after that play, you said to yourself, "i'm not going to do play." >> i think it's kind of like what i imagine it must be like to give childbirth and you sort of forget all the pain. >> reporter: you just remember the tony award. >> you just remember this beautiful prize you hold. >> reporter: a prize johannesson, who grew up in new york, long dreamed of. the daughter of a danish architect and a mother who for many years managed her career, she made her stage debut in 1993
in an off-broadway play called sophistry you were in third grade. >> was i. reporter: in the play bill it says she loves animals singing tap dancing and dedicates this performance to frank sinatra and her grandma. >> i love frank sinatra. reporter: even in third grade. >> i was obsessed with frank sinatra. obsessed. >> reporter: you pretty much wanted to do this your whole life. >> always. as far as i can remember. i was a singing dancing queen in my mind. and i started auditioning for theater broadway, everything, annie, les mis, and i had a very deep husky voice. so all those kids' parts you know i would open up my mouth and it's like ethel merman. it did not match the pig tails and the overhauls. >> reporter: when they would respond that way to your voice when you're a kid how do you react to that? >> you can go one of two ways.
especially as a kid actor, you can either be forever wounded by the constant rejection or you become incredibly thick skinned more determined and competitive in a healthy sort of a way. >> reporter: which is what you did. >> i think i did. also my mother was extremely supportive of me. never made me feel like... it was always their loss. >> reporter: if her voice cost her roles on the stage she soon discovered it was an asset in movie auditions. >> everybody thought it was so unique in film. that's why i started doing film. >> come on, you've got to stay. we really want you. >> reporter: she was just nine when she made her movie debut in rob reiner's comedy "north" in 1994. >> going to miss you too. can he drive? drive? never too soon to start. get in. >> reporter: but she really got
hollywood's attention when she played a teen-aged amputee in robert redford's the horse whisperer. >> who ever is going to want me like this? nobody will. >> reporter: by 17, she had landed her first adult role. in soph y cope la's "lost in translation." playing a lonely 25-year-old newlywed who meets a lonely aging film star in tokyo. >> so my job was just to fall in love with bill murray. that's all. >> reporter: was that difficult? no comment. is that for me? yeah, that can be for you. what people respond most to his dramatic work is that he's surprisingly vulnerable and touching. when he is that way, he is very easy to fall in love with, as i remember. >> now you understand. reporter: just six days after filming "lost in translation,"
she began work on" girl with a pearl earring ." suddenly she was hot. >> i was doing just fine until you showed up. >> reporter: director woody allen was so taken with johannesson he cast her in three films including "match point." >> do you feel guilty? ? reporter: he said a number of things about you, one of is that you were sexually overwhelming. >> yeah, right. reporter: what do you think about the whole sex symbol thing that's been sort of built up around you? >> i don't know. it's hard to have a perfect tiff on it i suppose. certainly that was never my intention. i'm not always going to be, you know, a sex symbol in that kind of... i won't always have to deal with that. sexy vein involve up use stuff. >> reporter: is it a burden in some way? >> i don't know. who cares?
i mean, i'm rejected for everything. not everything. >> reporter: come on. i find that hard to believe. tell me something you've been rejected for that you really wanted? >> i wanted to be daisy in the great gatsby. >> reporter: the part went to british actress kerry mulligan. johannesson's next screen role? >> time to get the suit back on. reporter: are you sure about this? >> yes. it's going to be fun. >> reporter: it will be reprising the black widow in marvel studio's captain america sequel. did you enjoy being a super hero? >> yeah. i loved playing black widow. also my character is awesome. >> reporter: she's looking for tougher, more womanly parts. two years after her brief marriage to actor ryan reynolds ended, scarlett johansson knows her life and her career are
still in transition. so where are you? in that process? >> that is the question. reporter: you've been marrieded. you've been divorced. are you a different actress because of that do you think? >> i think the things that happen to you in your life affect your work as an artist, of course. you know, especially those big life-changing moments. >> reporter: do you feel older? no. i feel wiser maybe. i only feel older in my right hip. but i'm attributing that to marvel. thanks marvel. you'll be getting my p.t. bill forever. >> what is this? osgood: coming up, football. this is our goal line. osgood: a crash course from bill geist. >> that's a touchdown. i tuned it all out. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not
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osgood: as all you football fans out there know, houston plays new england later today here on cbs. if you're not a football fan we don't want you to feel left out. so we offer you the following instructional timeout from bill geist. >> down the side line. reporter: it's play-off time. touchdown, denver. reporter: and everybody is talking football. >> how aggressive the play calling was. >> both quarterbacks using 31 personnel. i used to like that because you could get good spacing vertically going against two safeties especially when playing double-single. >> what did you hate to see as a tightened? >> quarter field safety on one side and the half field safety on the other side and are me and the quarterback reading at the same thing. >> reporter: everybody is is talking football except those who don't know the language. >> bill, what did you think? reporter: ditto, just what they were saying. a lot of well educated americans are absolute dunses when it comes to the subject of
football. >> my lack of knowledge of the game is a little bit embarrassing. >> by this point in my life i should really know football. i have to admit i still don't. >> i'm here to learn something about football because i don't know anything. >> reporter: this bostonnian by way of europe has seen one game and described the action. >> lots of action happening quickly. everyone piling up on top of each other. then they were kind of restarting themselves and then it happened again. >> reporter: for such football illiterates a cram session in football 101 was held this past week in boston. and none too soon. its team the patriots led by heart throb quarterback tom brady has a big play-off game today. not knowing football leaves you on the side lines. >> what is the object of football? >> a touchdown. yes. reporter: class instructor former athletic director at boston college had his work cut out for him.
what's the most basic question? >> who is the guy that lines up behind the guy that snaps it or centers it? i said that's our quarterback. >> reporter: he began with the basics. >> this is our goal line. we have four downs right? so a touchdown is six. a kick, an extra point is one. and we can either run it or pass it for two. questions on that? >> reporter: there was already some confusion. >> you have four downs. we have four downs. and then when you accomplish that it's called a first down. >> correct. before the ball is snapped why does the wide receiver do this little... does one team only have offensive players on the field while the other team only has defensive players? >> reporter: the one football fact they all knew... do you know who tom brady is married to? >> yes. giselle bundchen. >> reporter: you know, the super model. the class was oddly enough at
the british consulate where suesy kitchen is the consul general. are a you football fan. >> yes but not your kind of football. i like english football. >> reporter: you like real football. i think she may have been talking about soccer. >> i don't really know what's so difficult about football. we see them either throw the ball or run with the ball. basically two things. >> reporter: yes. but in so many many ways. this play is called jack's right 26 boot g3927. and it looks something like this. >> we call him a tightened. what would he be? what kind of an end. >> reporter: the material became more complex as class moved along. >> this cornerback, all right he's going to take this flat area. he's going to take what we call the hook. he's right in the middle of the field. hook. he's got the five underneath.
too deep. it's not very hard. okay. >> reporter: why have these students come to learn football on a winter's night? >> i want to be able to attend a game with my dad or boyfriend and not ask too many questions. >> it would make my sunday afternoons with my husband much more enjoyable. >> to chitchat around the water cooler with the guys on monday morning. if you don't really understand football then it's hard to participate in the conversation. >> it's going to be an easy win for the patriots. >> reporter: after class some students met at an nearby sports bar to experience the football fans' diet. beer wings and jokes. what did we learn tonight? >> well, i learned about different formations. the i-formation. the nickel back, dime-back. >> you can't talk with most people if you don't know football. >> it's ki ike politics. you've got to know at least something about it and be able to defend your position. >> for me the key point is i now
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expected to announce his return to the music world after a six-year hiatus. tuesday is is the day vice president biden's task force submits its gun control proposals to president obama. and wednesday mariah carey joins the panel of judges on american idol. thursday, the sun dance film festival gets underway. friday marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of danny kaye. the comic actor who became unicef's first good will ambassador and on saturday the bat mobile from the 1960s batman tv show will be auctioned off likely fetching several million dollars. so much for what's coming up in the week ahead. coming up right now is bob scheiffer in washington. good morning bob. what's ahead on f case the nation "? >> schieffer: good morning charles. general stanley mcchrystal and senator john mccain talk about leaving after fan stan. >> osgood: thank you bob scheiffer. we'll be watching.
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you're watching channel 2 action news this morning. the game turned out to be not as close as many believed. what's next for the 49ers after starting their playoff run with an impressive win. big chill continues in the bay area with numbers well below 20 degrees. start out your sunday morning and things -- and how things recover from there. we take a look at how some people are paying tribute to nearly 70 victims. it is 7:30, sunday, january 13th. i'm anne makovec. >> and i'm phil matere. we are going to take a closer look at the budget report with state senator jerry hill. >> it was surprising. plus the new kid on the block when it comes to congress, is going to be joining us to talk about the